The fourth Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof. Adeoye Adeniyi, is dead. He was aged 95.
ROYAL NEWS gathered that the renowned Professor of Paediatrics and Child Health died in Ibadan last Thursday.
Prof. Adeniyi, who was Vice-Chancellor between 1985 and 1992, was reputed to be the University’s longest serving Vice- Chancellor.
The late University administrator, who hailed from Ogah, Kogi State, was the first Inaugural Lecturer of the then Faculty of Health Sciences (now Clinical Sciences), University of Ilorin, and the 4th Inaugural Lecturer of the University.
He delivered his Inaugural Lecture, entitled “Child Care in Nigeria: A Critical Appraisal of Some Modern and Traditional Concepts” on May19, 1980.
The late Prof. Adeniyi was survived by children and grandchildren. The burial rite of the late Professor Emeritus will be announced later.